If you’re living with diabetes, you probably already know that exercise is a perfect way to keep the disease under control. However, if you’re not someone that loves exercising, just the thought of exercising itself can be exhausting. That’s why we’re here to help explain which exercises anyone at any age can do quickly and without annoyance so you can live a healthier life.
You can either put on workout clothes to perform this exercise or simply walk instead of driving somewhere because doctors say we should get in at least 10,000 steps every day in order to maintain our health. Doctors suggest that you talk walks 30 minutes to 1 hour 3 to 4 times a week in order to make a change in not only your blood sugar maintenance but also your mood.
2. Weight Training
Most people think they need to join a gym, and further have to hire a trainer in order to pull this exercise off, but realistically you can just do this exercise at home! Doctors say that your blood sugar levels are more maintainable if you have muscle mass, which means you should really begin muscle building exercises if you haven’t. Smaller weights are available through Amazon so you don’t have to worry about paying for gym memberships.
It’s true, dancing can count as exercise by burning calories while lowering your blood sugar. It’s also a great reason to go out on a weekend night or just dance at home. You don’t need a partner and you can use a chair if you’re looking for support. Turn the lights down, put on your favorite Spotify playlist and get to boogyin’!
Who doesn’t love swimming?! This is the type of exercise that is more relaxing than something that feels like a chore. This particular exercise is also great for people with Type 2 diabetes because it doesn’t place any pressure on your joints. Swimming also works your upper body just as much as your lower body unlike a lot of other exercises on this list. Even if it’s winter, there are plenty of YMCA’s with indoor pools so you can keep exercising all year long!
5. Climbing Stairs
A perfect exercise you can do anytime of day, or even at work during your lunch break. Try taking the stairs, instead of taking the elevator to and from your office. Going down and upstairs is a great way to burn off blood sugar, especially if you climb for at least 3 minutes.
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